COVID-19

Updated June 23, 2020

I hope you and your families are doing well and staying safe and healthy.  We have been happily back working in the office, since May 19th, and I want to thank you for your patience as we strive to “catch up” on all of your delayed treatment during our COVID-19 closure.   We have implemented many new policies now that we have reopened, and I want to share with you some information that will be helpful before your next dental visit.

 1.  When you arrive for your appointment, we ask that you call from your car to let us know you are here.  At that time, if we are ready to seat you, we will invite you in.  If we aren’t quite ready for you, we will ask that you wait in your car until you get a return phone call that your room is ready.  Our waiting room is very small and doesn’t allow for social distancing, so your car is our new waiting room for the given time.

2.  We ask that you wear your mask or face-covering into our office once called in.  If you don’t have one, please ask the front desk and they will be happy to provide you with one. 

3.  We will be asking you questions about any possible exposure to COVID-19 at multiple times during your visit.  We will also take your temperature.  These are new, routine screening procedures we have implemented to make sure we are providing the safest possible environment for you and our staff.  We are not allowig anyone with a fever or cough into our office at this time.  If you are feeling unwell at all, please let us know and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment!  

4.  If you have someone drive you to your appointment, or if you drive your child, we ask that the driver waits in the car while the patient is in the office.  The exception would be if the patient requires a translator, or is a minor who requires supervision.

5.  Beginning July 1st, we will resume offering Nitrous Oxide to our patients. We have upgraded to a single-use disposable tubing system that eliminates any risk of cross-contamination. The new tubing is much more expensive, so our Nitrous fees have adjusted accordingly.

6.  You will notice a lot of upgrades to our PPE (personal protective equipment) when you see us.  This is for the benefit of your health, the safety of your family, and our team’s safety, too. 

Finally, I want everyone to know that we remain completely committed to our infection control procedures.  Per WISHA’s infection control guidelines, we are regularly disinfecting door handles, countertops, the restroom, and every other frequently touched area.  Our treatment rooms are carefully and completely sanitized between each patient visit.  We have installed HEPA air filters and UV lights in each operatory. Our infection control procedures are immaculate.  If you have any questions about WISHA infection control guidelines, I recommend you contact Terre Harris at Harris Biomedical (www.harrisbiomedical.net).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kirkland Office Location
12911 120th Ave NE
#F-200
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 821-9111